Have your wishes ever come true?

Have your wishes ever come true? - A picture of burning candle - representing making a wish. Photo source: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/37/112371966_191a024bf9.jpg?v=0
Singapore
November 20, 2007 3:26am CST
I know Christmas is coming but this is not wholly about Christmas. Yes, it is about Christmas wishes, but not only that - it is about your New Year wishes, birthday wishes, etc wishes too. Have your wishes ever come true? I think there are 2 broad kinds of wishes - general ones and specific ones. If you are being general, you perhaps wish for things like "world peace" or "good health". If you are being specific, you perhaps ask for a new car or to ace the end of year exam. For me, my general wishes typically work out but I gather it was more like the "natural course of things" i.e. it would happen that way whether I did "wish" or not. But regarding my specific wishes, even decades of making the same wish seem to be just an accumulation of futile effort. =( What about you? Have your wishes ever come true? What kind of wishes have you made and on what occasions? Do share your thoughts and experience! =)
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@academic2 (7005)
• Uganda
20 Nov 07
I once wished to have my way to university-it looked so hard because my teachers at High school were a bunch of drunkards. I shared this wish with a close friend who told me we could accomplish that wish together if we developed self belief. We set about working very hard, reading ahead of the sylabus and building a strong discussion group. When University entrance exams came, we passed in flying colours and we were pleasantly rewarded for combining hard work with wishes. Empty wishes with a work plan is utopian, you must combine wishes with a guided effort to reach your wish destination.
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• United States
20 Nov 07
I must say those last two sentences were very well said. Many people pray and wish for so many things when the truth is they have the power to make those dreams and aspirations transpire for themselves.
• Singapore
20 Nov 07
tsk tsk - You are in the running for best response!
You are so cool!
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@smartx (320)
• India
20 Nov 07
Wishing something and waiting for it to come true is totally illogical from my point of view..usually i wish..i work for it belive in my wish..fight for it and finally make it happen..everybody wishes but wishing and making it is man..iam totally practical person..if my wish dont come true i feel there is something wrong in my attempt and find out and work it out..life has thought me this..
• Singapore
20 Nov 07
You are such a fighter.:P
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@eyewitness (1577)
• Netherlands
22 Nov 07
If i make wishes i always wish for happiness in the whole world and i always wish for luck for my family but they haven't come true yet. Some wishes maybe but i can't remember.I always make wishes for the new year and i don't always share them with others.But i'm sure one day all my wishes come true.
• Singapore
23 Nov 07
How nice.. :P
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• Philippines
21 Nov 07
I always think that christmas wishes are just for kids and a childish things. So in my entire life i never wish and made some promises too especially during yultide seasons. But last year, i think of celebrating my christmas with someone who would be very special to join my cheering of celebration. You know why i meet a person who shared with me the christmas celebration. it was really great being with someone special. SO in this event, i realize sometimes, childish things are good things too. Cheers!
• Singapore
21 Nov 07
No harm making wishes. Nothing to lose.:P
@faith210 (11232)
• Philippines
20 Nov 07
Hi lordwarwizard! Well, just as you have said my general wishes always come true one way or the other. For my specific wishes, I am still waiting for it to come true. Been praying hard and wishing hard and doing everything the best I can to make it somehow come true for a long, long time now. However, I am not losing faith..one day it will come true, I know somehow it will. I do admit that there are days that I just want to throw the towel and just give up and not to wish and believe anymore but I guess, my heart just don't wanna give up..for I truly wish that a family member of mine whom I love so deeply will recover from his illness. I have been praying and wishing the same thing for 14 years now. Sigh! Take care and have a nice day. :)
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• Singapore
21 Nov 07
Good luck...
• United States
20 Nov 07
yes many times but the old saying often comes to mind be carefull what you wish for ?
• Singapore
21 Nov 07
Oh yea. :P
@chunter (1761)
• Singapore
20 Nov 07
Yes they have, but not all of them... One of them that came true was I wished that Real Madrid would win the Champion's League....and they did :D
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• Singapore
21 Nov 07
Lol:P
@maryannemax (12168)
• Sweden
20 Nov 07
two years ago, i wished for true love. sounds cheesy, huh? but i guess most of us wish for one true person to love us. and just that same year, he came into my life. and we're still together until now. more inlove day after day. my wish for this year is to be able to have a job next year. you are right, having a job is just a natural course of things. but i will still wish for it. i really wanna work. but i cannot for now. i migrated to sweden to be with my boyfriend and i am glad i did it. i am now studying the swedish language. it's a necessity for me to be able to land on a job here in sweden. so, now, i wish to finish school next year and finally get a job. anne
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• Singapore
21 Nov 07
Nah, not half cheesy. :P Romantic...
@kaplya (1578)
• India
20 Nov 07
hmm.. one specific or major wish of mine came true about exams!hehehe it was the first important examination of my life and i was not much pepared for that especially one particular subject. and i kind of wished that my exams would be postponed for quite a time though at that time it seemed not possible. and can you believe my happiness when i heard that it got postponed not by 10 days or few weeks but whole two months!!?^^ that was enough time for me to pass the exam in a "respectful" way!;) now most of my wishes involve that i don't get to meet a particular relative!hehe they are very much a headache these days;) but seems there's no luck with the relatives and wishes could do nothing in their cases!
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• Singapore
21 Nov 07
Maybe many of your schoolmates were wishing the same too.:-)
@Lakota12 (42607)
• United States
20 Nov 07
I guess my little wishes came true dont remeber any of them but my main wild wish was f or a horse of my own fo rchristamas birthday andy time just so I got one which I never did sigh!
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• Singapore
20 Nov 07
Hehe...
@jillmalitz (5131)
• United States
20 Nov 07
I dont know. I used to wish for things when I was a kid. Then I grew up. At this point I no longer make wishes cause I cant remember the last time one came true.
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• Singapore
20 Nov 07
No harm making some wishes on special occasions. Who knows, they might just come true! :P
• India
20 Nov 07
Hi friend.. I have a stern and unassialable faith in GOD, and in my religion. I just follow one simple line in all these days, which is often told by my Guruji.. It is " Help ever, and hurt never" Do you find that, i am not responding to your topic.. Hold on friend.. I always believe that God.. knows what to Give and at what time to give.. and therefore i dont ask for any specific wishes..for me.. As, you said, i often pray for "Wordly peace" and ask God, repeatedly, " God, please.. make this world war free, and let no one die due to an unnatural cause..and things go on like that" And have a good day comarade:)
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• Singapore
20 Nov 07
That's a big dose of faith you have there.:P
@royal52gens (5398)
• United States
20 Nov 07
My wishes are a waste of time. That may sound quite negative but every time I get close to having a wish come true something happens to ruin it. Nothing ever turns out the way it should be or the way I would like it to be.
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• Singapore
20 Nov 07
I know what you mean... :(
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@raychill (6529)
• United States
20 Nov 07
I don't really make wishes. I have hopes sometimes but I usually keep my hopes fairly low. I'm not really pessimistic, more realistic I believe. things in life are not always all happy go lucky and you've gotta expect the good and the bad, so I just don't see the point much in wishing for things when what is going to happen is going to happen whether you wish for it or not.
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• Singapore
20 Nov 07
Very practical... :P
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20 Nov 07
Hello Wizard. In my life I have had many wishes, hopes, dreams and aspirations. Most of the time things have a tendancy to work themselves out for better or for worse. But I still make wishes, often in the vain hope that they might actually come true. However, I remember a old friend once saying to me "Be careful what you wish for, you might just get it" LOL In the past I have wished for a) a good sized Lottery win - it hasn't happened yet b) better health - nope not happening c) 20 years younger - impossible d) a peaceful life - it's slowly happening e) better standard of living - again, it's slowly happening I guess you get nothing for nothing in this life, but wishes and dreams can sometimes be the catalyst to push you onto the right path to achieve.
• Singapore
20 Nov 07
tsk tsk - You are in the running for best response!
Vain hope. Lol:P
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• China
20 Nov 07
no matter what wishes you have, you will have it come true as long as you work hard to make it true!for me ,2 years ago, i wished to get into a good college, it came true.now, i wish i could have a good jorb, and i am studying hard to realize it! here, i wish you a healthyand happy life!
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• Singapore
20 Nov 07
Good luck!
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@whyaskq (7529)
• Singapore
20 Nov 07
It always come true at the time when I least expected it and that could be years later. lol. There are some wishes I am still waiting but not sure if it will come in this lifetime. It never comes true within a time specific frame I wanted it to be.
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• Singapore
20 Nov 07
Then you just need to live long enough. :P
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• China
20 Nov 07
yes,now i have so many wishes . i hope my mom will be ok soon and my dad will come to see me . i hope i can earn more money to give my mom a birthday present . i hope i can get a hellokitty as a christmas present. and i also hope all my friends happy . at last, i wish world peaceful and there will be less poor people. and i wish all my wishes will come true !! haha``````
• Singapore
20 Nov 07
May all your good wishes come true.=)
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• United States
20 Nov 07
My greatest wish has come true just recently. I have been wishing for a long time to just find the girl of my dreams, one i could relate to on all levels and one that could just always make me smile. Sure enough i met her a year ago and we have been dating ever sense.
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• Singapore
20 Nov 07
GEEZ, congratulations!!! =)
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@bhawnam (1436)
• India
20 Nov 07
yes a wish of mine came true.. i once visited a temple and made a wish there.. it was a wish with a very remote possibility, but it came true and today i am living my wish.. :)
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• Singapore
20 Nov 07
Wow you make us jealous! :P
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